I also think the 'post mortems' after teams are knocked out of a competition like this are shameful. The England Italy reporting is scandalous. The game ended goalless, fine. That shows the teams were well matched, not 'our missed chances because of' stories in which the opponent is blamed rather than complemented for good defending or whatever. Then the penalty shoot out, especially with the English track record on shoot outs, can hardly be anything but accepted, but no, there are again blame the opponents type excuses and also more post mortems on whose penalty shots are rubbish and so on. Why can't teams simply lose with good grace? The French team's behaviour was disgraceful, as Nick says, disrespectful to their compatriot supporters, spoilt brats indeed. England sulked their way off the pitch and presumably back to England, but for all of that their earnings for the competition as far as they went are about the same as several years wages for some. All for less than a normal working day for most people.